Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Darcy Delano Smith honored for Philanthropic Work


Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that La Jolla REALTOR® Darcy Delano-Smith was recently honored with the prestigious 10 Best Dressed Award. Founded and produced by Leonard Simpson, his 10 Best Dressed Awards honors 10 men and 10 women who are recognized not simply for their fashion sense but more importantly for their giving spirit and philanthropic efforts.

The 2014 10 Best Dressed Award Gala, was held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on November 13, 2014, with proceeds from the evening benefiting Dress for Success San Diego, a local non-profit aimed to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women and their families thrive in work and in life.

“Being able to give back to the community in which I live and work is so important to me and it is truly an honor to receive this recognition because it means that I have made a difference in my community and have had a positive impact on someone’s life,” says Darcy.

Darcy Delano Smith is a true San Diegan. Born in San Diego, Darcy graduated from La Jolla High School and received her BA in History from UCLA and UC San Diego. Growing up among a family of REALTOR® entrepreneurs, Darcy learned real estate from an early age and knew that it was the career she was meant to do. Darcy has been selling real estate in San Diego and California since 1987, and joined Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has given Darcy the best platform to help her clients in every aspect of their buying and selling both on a local level as well as on a global scale.  “Real Estate is really about getting to know people, listening to their needs and goals and helping them achieve their dreams,” says Darcy. “My business affords me the opportunity to get to know each of my clients on both a professional and personal level and find out the causes they are most passionate about. Many of the philanthropies that I have supported are ones that I have learned about through my clients.”

Darcy has been an active philanthropist within the San Diego community since she was very young and charity work is something that she encouraged both her children to participate in as well. Darcy was a board member on the foundation of La Jolla High School 2008 – 2011. She and her daughter, Cameron, were members of the San Diego Chapter of the National Charity League for six years. Darcy has been a supporting member of Childhelp USA for the past 25 years, chairing four fundraising galas for their San Diego chapter. She helped start and support the Luau and Long Board Annual Event for cancer research. Recently, Darcy has become involved with the Dolling Foundation.

Darcy Delano Smith is based in Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s La Jolla office and can be reached at 858.361.2097 or via email at

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